Another reason to avoid all-nighters: sleeping after studying appears to improve recall.
This time, in the form of links:
- Study skills self-help information from Virginia Tech
- William Rappaport at SUNY BUffalo has a great page on studying copiuosly illustrated with comic strips
- Study Skills page at Dartmouth University
- How to get the most out of studying, a great series of videos from Stephen Chew at Samford University (If you don’t look at anything else, watch these videos.)
Hope you all had a good spring break. As you should know by now, you’ll need to prepare a study plan to be turned in on Thursday. I’ve already posted a link to an article on what we know about how people learn, and to further assist you, here is a test preparation guide from Kevin Burns, one of my colleagues here at Shelton State.
If you were in class today, you know that there were some issues with the first test. Here’s the opportunity I’m offering:
- To be turned in at the beginning of class on Thursday, March 22 (two weeks from today), write a study plan for what you will do differently to prepare for the next test.
- There are only 2 wrong answers:
- “Nothing” (it didn’t work this time; it won’t work next time, either)
- “Study More” (either you didn’t study, or you’re just going to do more of what didn’t work last time)
- If you do better on the next test, that grade will replace this one
Next week is spring break, so have a good break, and I’ll see you week after next.